The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive Painting

The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive Painting

An epic quest exposes hidden truths about Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, the recently discovered masterpiece that sold for $450 million—and might not be the real thing.For two centuries, art dealers and historians searched in vain for the Holy Grail of art history: a portrait of Christ as the Salvator Mundi ("Savior of the World") by Leonardo da Vinci. At last, in 200...

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Title:The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive Painting
Author:Ben Lewis
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  • Castles
    An artist works in his studio. He thinks and thinks, then approach to make another brush stroke. Maybe he runs his finger around a shape to make the famous sfumato effect, maybe he steps back and sees how the painting looks from afar. Then he walks around his studio, giving tips to his students, cor...
  • Netta
    If this is the only book about Leonardo da Vinci that you ever read, don’t waste your time. You’d be lost in the crazy, shadowy world of those who love Leonardo, study Leonardo and dare to write about him, eliminating myths and lies (though more often creating them). If you already know wh...
  • Tawney
    I received this book compliments of Random House through the Goodreads giveaway program.There is an old painting in poor condition. Maybe it's a Leonardo. Who decides? How do they decide? What is the process? What are the criteria? What's this stuff about connoisseurship, provenance and the role of ...
  • Sue
    The Last Leonardo is an exhaustive look at one painting, Salvator Mundi, thought to be a previously unacknowledged original by Leonardo da Vinci. In this detailed “life of” the painting, Lewis presents a useful biography of Leonardo along with background on his painting techniques over tim...
  • Jill Hutchinson
    In 2017 a new high in the worth of a piece of art (a solitary painting) was set when the Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) by Leonardo da Vinci was sold for $450 million dollars. It was the most anticipated auction in years since this was the "Holy Grail" of the art world and hadn't been seen for...
  • Lorna
    The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive Painting was a most engaging and meticulously researched book describing the search for what the author, Ben Lewis, describes as "the Holy Grail of art history." The focus is on a portrait of Christ, the Salvator Mundi, the Savior of ...
  • Ellen
    This was not nearly as good a book as it should have been. Ben Lewis qualifications are admirable and his ideas about the story are there, but the structure just doesn't work. The book is subtitled "The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive Painting." Well that's just not what the book is about...
  • megan
    Not sure who the intended audience was for this book, which would have benefitted from more rigorous editing. It explains basic art world concepts so is clearly not intended for specialists, yet gets into minutia relevant to only select art historians, so doesn't seem like a piece for general reader...

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